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Chewy Syrupy Popcorn Balls


I had really been wanting to make some chewy popcorn balls, not the hard ones, not the marshmallow or caramels ones, but that sweet, salty, syrupy, buttery kind. It came out perfectly, absolutely delicious.

Chewy Syrupy Popcorn Balls

Chewy Syrupy Popcorn Balls

Chewy Syrupy Popcorn Balls

Ingredients

Chewy Popcorn Balls

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 quarts crisp popped corn

Directions

Combine sugar, corn syrup, salt, butter and water in saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Wash crystals from side of pan with wet pastry brush. Cook over medium heat to 235F soft ball stage (temper your candy thermometer, i only cooked to 222F thanks to high altitude) . Remove from heat; stir in extract. Pour slowly over mixture of popped corn to mix well. Shape into balls with buttered hands. Makes about 1 dozen.

fuzzles fuzzles 4 years 38 weeks
Oooooh! I can remember making these with my mom and grandmother as a child. Sooooo good! Thanks for posting this!
saynogirl saynogirl 4 years 38 weeks
Oh I was looking for such an easy recipe for this! The thing is the other needed I don't know what syrup but yours is perfect! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Iveenia Iveenia 4 years 38 weeks
omg - that is "eating sins" :DROOL: i had the urge to run to the kitchen ;) thank you BUROTUKUNAM :)